contest: who can best photoshop this image for me?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Mike Henley, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Mike Henley

    Mike Henley Guest

    I took it last night of those two who are my friends. Nevermind the
    photography, it was very dark and the autofocus wasn't locking. It's a
    crop from a much larger image that included others but this is the part
    that interests me most on reviewing the shot.

    Who can best photoshop it for me?

    Please send your photoshopped version to me (casioculture AT gmail DOT
    com) and I'll publish them all in an album on webshots and let people
    who care to reply in this thread choose the best one, which I'll give
    to my friends. If you need a different crop of the shot or the even the
    original file let me know (how can I put a 4,430KB file online? - or
    email me and i'll send it). No money here, but lots of kudos and maybe
    lots of fun too.

    Mike Henley, Oct 6, 2005
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  2. If your question is "who will retouch this photo for me free of charge?"
    why not just ask it?
    Derek Fountain, Oct 6, 2005
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  3. Mike Henley

    Mike Henley Guest

    That "no money here" phrase is to avoid being spammed by private
    "offers" and price quotes. I just think it's a photographically
    worthwhile image if some distractions are eliminated. I like their
    pose, they're photogenic, and the interlocking arms make a nice
    compositional parallelism with the frame of the image. It's a
    spontaneous shot of friends and *not* something commercial. So no, I'm
    *not* looking for some free services. I'm also not looking for paid
    services either. I've already had a go at it, my curiosity is purely
    artistic as to how people would approach this.
    Mike Henley, Oct 6, 2005
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    Voivod Guest

    So you're looking for someone to do nothing?

    Cool, I win!
    <sniff> Hmm.... smells like bullshit.
    Voivod, Oct 6, 2005
  5. That "no money here" phrase is to avoid being spammed by private
    Fair enough. That's a considered and respectful reply, the like of which
    is very rare on usenet.

    You might try to get it up as a challenge on Retouchpro, which is the
    more mainstream way of doing exactly what you're after:
    Derek Fountain, Oct 6, 2005
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    Tony Guest

    Spammng aholes who want free retouching and crosspost to many groups will
    get exactly the "free" services they deserve.
    Tony, Oct 6, 2005
  7. Mike Henley

    Mike Henley Guest

    I have realised long ago that Tony is hopelessly obnoxious with a
    fetish for overzealous prosecution and *not* worth a reply from me.
    He's beneath contempt.

    As for the "free-bees", Geez! What's up with you guys?! This is
    ridiculous; I have went out of my way to indicate in the original post
    that this is *not* something transactional. I frequent usenet for fun
    and information and *not* to solicit services. Anyone who doesn't find
    this original post a potential fun activity, just friggin' move on and
    stay away. There's *no* business here, so go away and mind your own
    business. I'm not looking for "free-bees", but it seems clear now that
    some here are looking to get paid - well stop throwing tantrums, this
    isn't it! Put an ad somewhere and stop harassing people.
    Mike Henley, Oct 6, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    I wonder if any of the "pros" here bothered to offer their services
    as a good deed?
    Rich, Oct 6, 2005
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    Voivod Guest

    Of course not, you just bombed five groups with your 'contest' for
    'fun'. Trust me, few people believe you.
    You're not? You asked, what, thousands of readers, to edit your work for
    you in a 'contest' that has no prize. How's that NOT looking for
    No, it seems people are here to discuss Photoshop (and whatever topics
    of interest that are in the other groups you spammed) and not do someone
    else's work for them. I refer you to your own words: "Who can best
    photoshop it for me?"

    Sure sounds like you're looking for free work there, Chuckles.
    Voivod, Oct 6, 2005
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    Maybe it's all the desperate losers who come to USENET and beg others
    to do their homework for them? Whether or not you intentions are pure,
    the bayesian prior is stacked heavily against you. Maybe you should
    take the hint and crack a book?
    eawckyegcy, Oct 7, 2005
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    Oh goody, a volunteer! Will you also clean my carpets?
    eawckyegcy, Oct 7, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    If you have enough time to cruise usenet, you have enough time
    to help the guy. I don't use Photoshop that much so I wouldn't
    be of much help.
    Rich, Oct 7, 2005
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    Mike Russell Guest

    The tone of these groups, and it's usefulness depends on us, the regulars,
    and how we act. Not the "peeps".
    Mike Russell, Oct 7, 2005
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    Jim Sabatke Guest

    I have about 300 wedding pictures I would like to open up to a contest
    as well. Any takers??

    (just kidding)

    Jim Sabatke, Oct 7, 2005
  15. Mike Henley

    Mike Henley Guest

    Thanks Rich for your good sentiment, but I must make it clear - I do
    *not* want help! I do *not* need help! Had I needed help I would've
    asked for it.

    I already have photoshop CS2 on this machine, I still have paintshoppro
    from before I got photoshop, and I also have the Gimp. This picture was
    left-over from a set that I had already retouched - most were
    well-composed in camera. If I thought an image was worth retouching I
    would find the time for it, and there's no deadline here; I know
    enough, there is plenty of information online if it's something I don't
    already know and I also have books. I also find retouching fun so
    there's no reason I wouldn't enjoy doing it.

    I already had a go at this image and got a satisfying result before I
    made the original post. So far I got replies to my email from nice
    individuals who had a go at it, and interestingly, the first one took
    an identical approach to mine towards it, eventhough I would've thought
    it was not the most obvious one.

    So no, I don't need pros, and I don't need good deeds of charity. This
    picture is of *no* such big importance. I took much better ones that
    Mike Henley, Oct 7, 2005
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    Mike Henley Guest

    This isn't 300 wedding pictures.
    Mike Henley, Oct 7, 2005
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    Mike Henley Guest

    If you don't find it 'fun' then stay the heck away. I hope you don't
    feel obliged to reply to every 'spam' post.

    What prize would I offer online? and why should I? The prize is purely
    the 'fun' of having a go at it. Nothing else. No one should care here
    for any reason other than that, and I have no intention to make it

    What's wrong with being clear? I'm making a CD for my friends from that
    night, this was one of the weaker images, and if something good comes
    out of it I would include it in the CD. I already have enough good
    images. Of course it's "Who can best photoshop it for me?" - who else
    would it be for?!
    Mike Henley, Oct 7, 2005
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    Mike Henley Guest

    Well it didn't occur to me to consider the 'all the desperate losers
    who come to USENET and beg others to do their homework for them' - this
    was *not* within my horizon of intentions at the time so I did not
    foresee it, though I see now how my post was misinterpreted, that said,
    I'm also begining to see that this is starting to sound like, no
    offence meant, to use a fitting analogy, a bunch of prostitutes whining
    and bitching because some other people might be having sex 'for free'
    and for the fun of it. The prostitutes could stay away and mind their
    own business, but no, if there's sex happening somewhere and they're
    not getting paid for it they seem intent on making things as sour as
    could be.

    I made it clear in my original post that there's *no* business here,
    would the prostitutes now stay away please?
    Mike Henley, Oct 7, 2005
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    Voivod Guest

    You did ask for it....your exact request for help was:
    "Who can best photoshop it for me?"
    Funny how none of the above was mentioned in your initial post.
    Never mentioned that either until you got flamed for looking for free
    work disguised as a 'contest'.
    What email of yours are you talking about?
    And I believe in the Easter Bunny....
    Just stop lying....
    Voivod, Oct 7, 2005
  20. Mike Henley

    Voivod Guest

    So you admit your post was spam?
    Because that's the nature of a 'contest' to win _something_. The praise
    of some unknown idiot isn't a prize.
    No, the prize was to do free work for you while you pretended it was a
    Who the hell are you to try and dictate what anyone else cares about?
    Nothing's wrong with being clear, you on the other hand, weren't.
    Your friends whom the CD is for? Oh, oops, didn't think about that, did
    Voivod, Oct 7, 2005
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